Item #1555 The Managerial Revolution: What is Happening in the World. James Burnham.
The Managerial Revolution: What is Happening in the World
The Managerial Revolution: What is Happening in the World
The Managerial Revolution: What is Happening in the World
1941 Prediction that Emerging Managerial Class Will Crush Both Capitalism and Socialism

The Managerial Revolution: What is Happening in the World

New York: The John Day Company, Inc., (1941). Ninth printing. Hardcover. Octavo. [iv], 285 pages. Near fine in a very good dust, price-clipped dust jacket. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine. Slight rubs and shalllow bumps to spine ends, prior owner name penned on front free endpaper. Jacket has chipping to spine ends, a closed tear along top 1 3/4" of front fore edge fold, some light soil. Clean and sound copy in a bright example of the scarce dust jacket.

Certainly one of the 20th century's most important books of political theory. James Burnham had been a prominent Trotskyist activist in the 1930s but came to reject socialism, becoming an influential theorist in conservative politics.

Burnham continued to agree with the Marxists that capitalism would inevitably lose the class struggle, but he disagreed that it would lose to socialism. He argued instead that it would be a managerial class that would defeat both.

"The Managerial Revolution" delves into the implications of this change, questioning the role of administrators in both business and government, and their broader impact on society.

Burnham's work significantly influenced George Orwell and his novel, "1984," and remains influential in understanding the evolving dynamics of economic and social power.


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